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Kyle Pitts can make Gators, NFL draft history this week

The former Florida star has a chance to be one of the highest-drafted Gators and tight ends ever.
Former Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, left, is a lock to be a top-10 NFL draft pick and will probably go in the top six.
Former Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, left, is a lock to be a top-10 NFL draft pick and will probably go in the top six. [ JOHN RAOUX | AP ]
Published Apr. 27

Kyle Pitts is a lock to be a top-10 NFL draft pick and will probably go in the top six. Here’s how that would rank among all-time Gators and tight ends:

Highest-drafted Gators

Dante Fowler, left, a Lakewood High alumnus, is one of the highest-drafted Gators ever. He went third to the Jaguars in 2015.
Dante Fowler, left, a Lakewood High alumnus, is one of the highest-drafted Gators ever. He went third to the Jaguars in 2015.

No. 2 overall: RB Paul Duhart (1945, Steelers)

No. 3 overall: RB Chuck Hunsinger (1950, Bears), QB Steve Spurrier (1967, 49ers), WR Wes Chandler (1978, Saints) DT Gerard Warren (2001, Browns), LB Dante Fowler (2015, Jaguars)

No. 6 overall: OT Lomas Brown (1985, Lions), DE Kevin Carter (1995, Rams)

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Highest-drafted tight ends

Kellen Winslow II was drafted sixth out of Miami in 2004. He was taken by the Browns and later played for the Bucs from 2009-11.
Kellen Winslow II was drafted sixth out of Miami in 2004. He was taken by the Browns and later played for the Bucs from 2009-11. [ BORCHUCK, JAMES | Times (2010) ]

No. 4 overall: Ron Kramer (1957, Packers)

No. 5 overall: Mike Ditka (1961, Bears), Riley Odoms (1972, Broncos)

No. 6 overall: Charle Young (1973, Eagles), Kellen Winslow II (2004, Browns), Vernon Davis (2006, 49ers)

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